There’s no “magic number,” but there are signs to look for. Here’s a parenting question that Dr. Spock somehow neglected: “How can I tell when my child is old enough to learn about guns?” There aren’t any cut-and-dried answers, because every child and every family is different. You probably know some eight-year-olds that you’d happily trust next to you in a duck blind—and … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Tell When Your Kid is Ready to Learn About Guns
Technique & Skills
From the Special Forces playbook right to your shooting diary. Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical gets a lot of questions, which is only natural: As a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran, combat marksmanship instructor, and industry consultant, Vickers offers the kind of battle-tested intel that can be tough for those among us who never had the honor of service … [Read more...] about 3 Hot Tactical Tips From Vickers Tactical
You stink. Being human has lots of advantages: opposable thumbs, excellent color vision, and intelligence. What we’re missing, unfortunately, is much of a sense of smell—something that just about every game animal has in spades. To your buddies, you don’t smell like much at all, but to a deer? You might as well have jumped in a tire fire and put yourself out by rolling in … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Kill Your B.O. (& More Deer)
Accuracy at a distance is both simpler and more complex than you think. Is the ability to accurately shoot at 500, 600, 700 yards and further an innate ability, or a skill that anyone can learn if they apply themselves? We as a society thrill to the stories of long-range snipers like Carlos Hathcock, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Chris Kyle—consistent accuracy at great … [Read more...] about Long-Range Shooting: Talent or Skill?
It's much more comfortable than it sounds. If you want to become a skilled and expert shooter, it's critical that you practice as often as possible. Problem is, sometimes it's just too much fuss to pack your range bag, drive to the range, pay range fees, wait for a carrel...sometimes, you just want to get it done all by yourself, in the privacy of your home. This is … [Read more...] about 3 Tips For Doing It Dry (Fire)